Read a road map for leadership in energy, infrastructure, housing, and transportation
Mohammed bin Rashid: We want to achieve a quantum leap in infrastructure and energy projects
Mohammed bin Rashid during his meeting with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure team. From the source
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that “the UAE has a logistical system that is the strongest and most efficient of its kind in the region, and our logistical excellence cannot be preserved without enhancing the quality of the infrastructure and developing the transport sector,” Through achieving qualitative leaps that translate our aspirations for the next stage, ”adding His Highness:“ We want to achieve a qualitative leap in infrastructure, energy and transport projects, within a vision that combines inclusiveness and complementarity, takes into account balance and sustainability, and enhances our competitiveness regionally and globally. ”
His Highness said, "The UAE government is looking forward to providing decent housing for all its citizens, so that no citizen is left without a decent home, under conditions that combine achieving family stability, community security, and enhancing environmental sustainability."
This came during the meeting held by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the team of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, during which His Highness reviewed the most prominent axes of the "Road Map for Leadership in the Field of Energy, Infrastructure, Housing and Transport", to define work targets for the next 10 years, In a way that translates the "fifty strategy", as part of a comprehensive vision based on enhancing the state's competitiveness globally, supporting the sustainability of infrastructure, and designing and developing development projects within the framework of a comprehensive approach that would lead the state to a completely new and qualitative stage in this vital sector, in order to achieve the aspirations of the future government.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “The UAE today is the largest center for finance, business and innovation in the region, and energy and infrastructure projects are an essential element to enhance the leadership of the UAE.”
His Highness was briefed on the indicators of the UAE's global leadership in the energy, infrastructure and housing sectors, as it achieved the first place in the world in the indicator of ease of obtaining electricity, in terms of procedures, time and cost, the indicator of the percentage of electricity delivery to the population, and the first in the Arab world and 12th in the world in the quality of infrastructure, as well as The first in the Arab world and the seventh in the world in the quality of road infrastructure.
The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi.
The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Muhammad Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the most prominent axes of the "Road Map for Leadership in the Field of Energy, Infrastructure, Housing and Transport", which represents the Ministry's work strategy for the next 10 years. The map is based on a set of determinants based on partnership and integration in government work, supported by the private sector.
He said: “The ministry’s vision, which is based on the inclusion of all sectors of energy, infrastructure, citizens’ housing and transportation, within an integrated system for asset management, was developed within the framework of the ministry’s initiatives aimed at upgrading and sustaining services, in accordance with the highest levels of effectiveness and efficiency, in line with the highest international standards. Pointing out that “through this integrated asset management system, it is expected to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining government buildings and facilities by up to 20%.”
Al Mazrouei stated that “future plans, under the proposed road map, include strengthening the national engineering competencies and expertise, and providing them with the skills that help them improve work, achieve the highest levels of excellence, development and innovation, and keep pace with global engineering trends, which will contribute to increasing reliance on citizen engineers in the process. Planning and designing projects and supervising their implementation would save 6% of the costs of engineering services.
Al Mazrouei reviewed the strategy and initiatives for electricity and future energy for the next 50 years, and ways to continue providing services according to mechanisms that combine sustainability with the application of the highest standards, as well as creating a balance between consumer rights, service levels and support for national companies.
He also discussed a set of initiatives aimed at strengthening partnership with the private sector in the field of renewable energy and achieving joint cooperation, in order to translate the objectives of the Emirates Energy Strategy 2050, which is the first unified energy plan in the country that balances production, consumption and global environmental obligations, and ensures a comfortable economic environment. For growth in all sectors, keeps pace with current and future economic challenges and changes, and contributes to meeting the needs of society and the environment, as well as diversifying safe and sustainable energy sources, in a way that works to protect the future of future generations.
He discussed the proposal to form an energy exchange market that would guarantee fair prices, enhance the competitiveness of the energy sector, and raise its efficiency at the national, regional and global levels.
In a related context, Al Mazrouei reviewed the objectives of the Federal Center for Road Network Operations Management, which the ministry is nearing completion of.
The center serves the federal road monitoring and control system (RAMS), road efficiency management, energy consumption control, and axial weights, as well as tracking accidents, anticipating faults and maintenance, through data modeling and analysis, using artificial intelligence tools, in addition to supporting the truck transport system, By adopting the truck tracking system via satellite, the first of its kind in the Middle East, "GNSS", which employs modern technologies to monitor the efficiency of truck movement, via satellite technology, for the purpose of applying the highest safety standards on main roads, achieving traffic flow and road quality. And support the state's approach in the areas of preserving the environment, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting the productivity of the transport sector.
Among the initiatives - within the Leadership Road Map in the field of energy, infrastructure, housing and transportation - are the sustainability of federal roads, and the provision of services on federal roads specifically designed to enhance traffic safety, happiness and quality of life for road users, through the establishment of rest houses and services that support the transport system and road users.
Al Mazrouei pointed out that the Ministry, in cooperation with its partners in the government at the national level, aims to conduct a road safety audit by evaluating major road projects in both the initial design phase, the final design, and before and after the project opening, and studying solutions that will raise Efficiency of roads, and enhancing their quality by relying on innovative initiatives and artificial intelligence.
Vice President of the State:
• “A citizen will not remain without a decent home, under conditions that combine achieving family stability and community security.”
• “We are working to enhance the private sector’s participation in infrastructure, energy, transportation and housing projects.”
• "The UAE has the most efficient logistical system in the region ... and the infrastructure is an essential element to enhance leadership."
The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Muhammad Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, shed light on the achievements of the citizens' housing sector, the sector’s development initiatives, a mechanism for sustainability and meeting future needs, preserving national gains in this area, and the mechanism that works accordingly, stressing that all initiatives and projects in this The sector aims to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander For the armed forces, to provide a decent life for citizens and make them happy, by providing sustainable housing services. The total number of approved and ongoing implementation of financing and housing projects for citizens reached 11,000 housing units for citizens across the country.
The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Muhammad Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, affirmed that the development and development projects, which are supervised by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, are taking solid steps towards strengthening the position of the UAE as a global center for sustainable development, within the framework of a comprehensive vision based on supporting all economic and cultural sectors And societal, in order to ensure the achievement of balanced development, that takes into account the needs and aspirations of each sector separately, within a unified sustainable development approach, in a way that strengthens the UAE's position and achieves its regional and global leadership. He pointed out the importance of working on developing relevant policies and legislation, in coordination with the concerned authorities, to achieve security and sustainability of all sectors, enhance their competitiveness and leadership, and preserve their gains.
• A proposal to create an "energy exchange market" that would guarantee fair prices and enhance the competitiveness of the energy sector.
• "Road Network Operations Department" serves the federal road monitoring and control system and managing its efficiency.
• 20% is expected to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining government buildings and facilities.
Suhail Al Mazrouei:
• «Future plans include enhancing competencies, and national engineering expertise, and providing them with skills.